Commuters in Bristol will benefit from improved bus services when Stagecoach West makes big changes to its network around the city’s urban area this month, in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority.
The changes see four new services introduced, including the 10 and 11, designed to improve links from Avonmouth and Southmead to Bristol Parkway and University of West of England Bristol (UWE). Residents from Westbury-on-Trym, Southmead and Lockleaze will benefit from buses every 30 minutes during the week and every hour on Sundays.
The new routes improve connections to places of work on Severnside, with new journeys on service 10 at shift change times and hourly buses from Little Stoke, Patchway and Easter Compton on the number 12.
Commuters to Aztec West benefit from a new fast link direct from Bristol Parkway, every 30 minutes at each end of the day on services 10 and 11. This compliments the 3X which runs every 30 minutes from the city centre, Clifton and Redland.
Elsewhere, the service 13, running every hour, will improve links from Brentry and Southmead to Golden Hill and the city centre.
The new routes replace services 11/11A, 77, 508 and 625.
Stagecoach will continue to offer discounts to local businesses, including customers travelling to Southmead Hospital and students travelling to UWE.
Tim Bowles, Mayor of the West of England, said: “I want our town and city centres to be places that are less reliant on cars with better air quality and more people walking, cycling and using public transport. I’m really pleased to see these improvements being made by Stagecoach West to supported bus services funded through the West of England Combined Authority.
“I am getting our region moving and improving transport across the region, to provide sustainable, long-term solutions to help people get around the region more easily, reducing congestion and improving the environment we live in.”
Rupert Cox, Managing Director at Stagecoach West, commented: “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our network to better serve our community. The changes being made from September have been strategically designed to create essential links for commuters in Bristol. We hope the new and improved services will make travelling around the city easier and simpler than ever before.”
In a public consultation on the proposed changes, Bristol City Council found that 87% of respondents were in favour of the improvements.
For more information on the updated services and the full timetables, please visit: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/west/bristol-service-changes